The best discipline comes from knowing what you need to spend your money on. Some of these categories could be:
- Who do you need to purchase gifts for
- How many people do you need to feed during the holidays
- Unexpected expenses or donations
Once you have a better idea of how much you can spend on each of these categories, shop around! Luckily, we have the luxury of the internet nowadays to see who may or may not have the best prices.
Whether you were planning to shop online or in person, the internet can be a great place to start. If you search online first, you lower the risk of impulse purchases when you visit a store without knowing if you can get it cheaper somewhere else.